AACS is pleased to partner with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) to provide students access to college courses while concurrently earning high school credit. Our partnership with AACC’s Early College Access Program (ECAP) allows AACS seniors to take any one of 30 entry-level college courses during their senior year or the summer before their senior year. This opportunity offers experience with college courses (beyond our 11 AP courses) and topics not currently offered at AACS. See p. 47-49 of the Upper School Course Catalog for further details, including the list of available courses.
Students benefit from dual credit courses on two levels –
- AACC college credit is earned at half the typical tuition cost, and is secured before the student graduates from high school. The credits also count toward the AACS high school diploma.
- Students are exposed to a broad range topics and learning opportunities through which they can explore potential majors and career callings.
This new program is part of a larger effort to better serve our AACS Upper School students and families, connect students with the world around them and better facilitate students’ pursuit of our educational goals.
“This is potentially a great opportunity for our students to ‘dip their toe’ in the college waters and to explore subjects that are beyond the scope of what we can offer at the Upper School" remarked Robert McCollum, Upper School Principal.
Through our existing relationship with Sevenstar, we are also offering online dual credit college courses, benefitting from Sevenstar’s association with eight Christian universities and colleges.